The Herald-Star and Weirton Daily Times have announced that the first Newspaper Shopping Network dining and shopping gift certificate "blow out" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30.
A dedicated team will be available to take customers' calls from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only that day, but only a limited number of items will be available - at a 40 percent discount - and they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
"We recommend you call as early as possible to ensure you receive the certificate you want, as only very limited quantities are available at such a great price," said Denise Delatore, advertising director of the newspapers.
Certificates will include 10 Apollo Pro Cleaning $100 certificates for only $60 each; 10 the Ville Restaurant and Bar $50 certificates for $30 each; 10 the Gaslite $25 certificates for $15 each; 10 Zalenski's Eatery and Pub $25 certificate for $15 each; five Legends Steaks and Spirits $25 certificates for $15 each; five Vito's II $10 certificates for $6 each; four Fort Steuben Mall $25 certificates for $15 each; two Fort Steuben Mall $50 certificates for $30 each; one Newbrough Photo framing $50 certificate for $30; one Newbrough Photo children's portrait $50 certificate for $30; and one Newbrough Photo senior portrait $50 certificate for $30.
"These are only a sample of the great offers we'll have available, thanks to our local business partners," said Delatore.
A complete list of available certificates will appear in the Herald-Star and Daily Times June 27, 28 and 29. Local business owners interested in participating in this offer can contact advertising representative Brandi Bowers at (740) 283-4711, extension 122.
"It's a great way to get new customers - people who might be on the fence about trying your product or service - in the door," said Delatore. "This discount provides an opportunity to recruit new repeat clients."
Those interested in taking advantage of the discounted certificates are asked not to contact the participating businesses, but to call the Herald-Star and Daily Times offices at (740) 283-4711 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30. Certificates are limited to two per customer from any one participating business. These discounted certificates are only available by phone - no walk-in purchases will be accepted. Those calling to purchase a certificate are asked to have their credit or debit card information ready.
"Where else can you get such a great deal on these services and products?" said Delatore. "We're excited to be able to offer these low prices to the community."